What’s the Difference Between Ancestry DNA Testing and Carrier Screening? “I don’t need any more genetic testing – I had that one ancestry test and I’m pretty sure they tested me for everything I need.” Unfortunately, it’s very possible that the ancestry test didn’t include as much testing as you might have thought.
“Thank you for taking the time to speak with us tonight,” said my patient’s husband, “There is no way we would have understood these results had you simply emailed them to us.” Statements like this make it all worth it. Yesterday was a draining day, working the night shift after a long day of little
5. The only way to know if you’re a carrier of a genetic disease is to get screened or have an affected child. Carriers are healthy individuals with no symptoms. 4. 3 out of 4 people test positive as carriers for one or more genetic diseases that could affect their future children. But,
By Tzippora Chwat This summer flew by and No matter how much we want to deny it, the new school year is right around the corner. Here are 7 ways to prepare for the upcoming semester to make the transition back to school just a little bit easier. READ AHEAD As boring and
by Tzipporah Chwat By now you’ve probably heard of Tu B’Av, commonly referred to as the Jewish holiday of love or sometimes even the Jewish Valentine’s Day. Regardless of what you’ve heard, it is undoubtedly a time to celebrate Jewish love one way or another – whether by attending a so-called “White Party”, going on
Officially recognized by President Bill Clinton in 1994, June is Men’s Health Month! The purpose of the month is to raise awareness about men’s health issues and promote early detection of diseases among boys and men. According to Congressman Bill Richardson, “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of
by Dena Winchester Middle school is difficult for any and all children; it is a time of great change, confusion, and maturation. Sixth grade was especially torturous for me, as that was the year that I was diagnosed with lipodystrophy—a medical condition that essentially robbed me of all my fat cells, leaving me to
by Lilly Gelman The best gift I ever received was a leather bound journal from my brother. He brought it back from his trip to Rome and gave it to me towards the end of my gap year in Israel. I had recently begun keeping a journal after high school graduation, diligently recording the
Not to use another holiday pun, but tis’ the season- you know what I mean. Thanksgiving rolls in and we begin the mad holiday rush leading up to Chanukah. Everyone has his or her own traditions, recipes and checklists to work through. And of course, these are going to vary by what age group you
Melanie W. Hardy, MS, MS, LCGC As a genetic counselor, it’s very common to get confused looks from people when I try to describe to them what I do for a living. At JScreen, genetic counselors are a vital part of the carrier screening process to help ensure accurate, appropriate testing for program participants.